Monday, October 30, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
The Cardinals did the unexpected last night and finished off the Detroit Tigers to become the World Series Champions for 2006. Major League Baseball chose David Eckstein as the World Series Most Valuable Player. It was a good choice, but if they could have given him the award my choice would have been Tony LaRussa. I have believed for the last 10 eyars or so that LaRussa is the best manager in baseball. This year proved it. He did a masterful job with a team that was less talented than the last two years when the Cardinals had the best record in baseball. Tony, you're the man! As the late Cardinal broadcaster Jack Buck would say, "It's a winner!"
So, today officially begins my baseball vacation. But the Nebraska Cornhuskers play against Oklahoma State on TV at 2:30 and I will be glued to the set for the entire game. So long "Field of Dreams" and hello "Remember the Titans"
Friday, October 27, 2006
The World Series seems to be slipping away from the Detroit Tigers grasp. The Cardinals haven't been doing anything outrageous, but have been playing solid, mistake free, baseball while the Tigers have been making mistakes in every game. It was just enough to give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory last night. My gut feeling is that the series will close out tonight (if the weather cooperates) with the Cardinals winning in 5 games.
The weather forecast for tonight's game: Showers early, then partly cloudy overnight. Low around 40F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Looks like about a 50/50 chance of playing.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
But, the problem is that the weather doesn't look to be getting any better here in the near future.
Here's the weather forecast for today and the next couple of days:
Tonight: (St Louis) Rain showers this evening, becoming a steady, soaking rain overnight with a few rumbles of thunder possible. High 54, Low 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Friday (Normally a travel day fo the World Series, but not this year with the rain out): (St Louis) Cloudy with rain likely. A thundershower is possible as well, especially in the morning. High 53F, Low 40. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Saturday: (St Louis): Mostly Sunny, High 64, Low 39 (Detroit): Showers/Wind, High 51, Low 37
Sunday (St Louis): Sunny, High 68, Low 49 (Detroit): Partly Cloudy, High 48, Low 39
Monday (just in case) (Detroit): Partly Cloudy, High 59, Low 48
Looks like tonight's game could be a wash. Tomorrow is iffy. My best guess is that game 4 will be played here in St Louis on Friday, Game 5 in St Louis on Saturday, Game 6 in Detroit on Sunday, and Game 7 in Detroit on Monday. I believe the Cardinals will win in 5 games, so game 6 and 7 in Detroit won't be needed. but, you never know what will happen. So, we'll see.
It is pretty hard to play ball this late in the year when the weather is so unpredictable in the midwest. I tip my hat to both teams.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The biggest factor that may slow them down is the weather. According to Yahoo Weather, tonight's forcast is: Periods of rain. Low 44F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Looks like it will be difficult to get tonight's game in, but it is supposed to rain again tomorrow night, so I know they will try!
Monday, October 23, 2006
So far it seems like a pretty good mix of phone and PDA, although it is a bit quirky when I put it away after making a call. sometimes it will call the person back while I am putting it away. Do any of you have any good info on the Sprint Pocket PC? Any good success or failure stories?
Did Kenny Rogers use pine tar or didn't he? Yahoo has a good article on the "Good Old Boy" network that still exists in Major League Baseball. It kind of goes beyond did he or didn't he? and asks the question of what should have been done?
The Cardinals come back home winning 1 of 2 in Detroit. They have their 2 big guns pitching the next two games. It should be interesting.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
I have tried working from home, working from the office, and an occasional day of working from a "Third Place". I really enjoy working from anywhere but the office, although I find I am a little more distracted from both home and in a public place. The office is still my most productive place.
The article is located here. Link.